Plan Your Daily Art

For today’s post and video I’m going to give you a quick tip on how to plan your daily art.

There was a story I heard once about a teacher giving a class and in front of the teacher was an empty jar amidst rocks, pebbles, sand and water.

The teacher picked up all the big rocks and dropped them all in the jar, filling it to the top and then asks the class. “Is the jar full?”

The students said “yes”.

Then the teacher poured all of the pebbles into the jar and it filled in the spaces around the big rocks. Again he asked, “Is the jar full?”

The class said “yes.”

Then the teacher poured in the sand and it now filled in all the remaining space between the big rocks and pebbles. “Is it full?”


Lastly the teacher poured in the water and replaced all the remaining air with water and filled the jar to the rim. “Now it’s full!”

The moral to this story is, that if we put in all the water and sand and small pebbles we wouldn’t have room for the big rocks. Much like our day if we fill it with email, games, apps and distractions we won’t have time for the items that matter most to us. Those big rocks.

When you plan your day put in the big rocks first. Plan what matters to you most and make sure you have time and focus on them. Then, and only after the most important is planned, can you fill in the rest of your day with everything else.

Fandom Fitness Drawing

I’m working further down the page! Yay! I’m very happy with the arms now and will continue with what I have. Buffy is going well.

Buffy the vampire slayer drawing

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The normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite.


One Minute Gestures

For today’s one minute gestures exercise from the The Natural Way to Draw book I decided to let go. Too many times I’m influenced by what people will think of my work and my gestures but today they are all about expression and energy. I let go of the brakes and just had some fun with line, movement, expression and my own body.

What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!

I had an amazing art morning and I”m sure that my day is going to rock because because I’ve planned my daily art and important items well.

What needs work? What did you learn?

I’m a little rushed right now because my art time is flowing into my workout time with Pattie.

How am I going to Optimize moving forward?

Make sure I have small spaces between my bigger plans daily so that I have room for relaxation and transition.

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